Empowering the next generation of Africans leaders through Educational Initiatives
Founded in 2007, the Diamond Empowerment Fund™ (D.E.F.) is a non-profit international organization founded in 2007 by Russell Simmons and other individuals in the diamond and jewelry industries and others who are committed to the empowerment of Africa. We believe education is one of the most critical elements that powers society and empowers individuals to realize their full human potential. D.E.F.'s mission is to raise money to support education initiatives that develop and empower the next generation of African leaders in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource.